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Welcome to my blog! My name is Doreen and I am here to provide all of the information you need to fully understand real estate. When I bought my first home about 7 years ago, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I found the entire process very confusing. However, all of that changed when I decided to sell my house a few years later. I found a fantastic real estate agent who taught me everything I needed to know. Since that time, I have bought and sold several other properties. I hope you like this blog and that it helps you to secure the home of your dreams.


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4 Modifications You Can Make When Renting a House

by Minnie Simmmons

As a tenant, there are various changes that you might wish to make to your house. Some of these are complex and you might need to get permission from the landlord. There are also strict guidelines which should be followed to ensure that you meet the required legal standard. You must also be very cautious when making such modifications since you will be liable for any errors that arise in the process. Below are various changes that you can make when you are a tenant.

Adding new wallpapers

Wallpapers can significantly improve the interior décor of your house by making the rooms lively. You can use different colours for various rooms in the house. An example is using pink wallpapers for the bedrooms and red wallpapers for the kitchen areas. Unlike paints that require significant involvement, the application of wallpapers is easier and cheaper. Once you have decided on the wallpaper designs that you want, you can apply them in the selected areas. The advantage of using wallpapers is that you can easily change them or remove them when you are vacating the premises.

Changing the lighting fixtures

Your house might have basic lighting fixtures, but you want something classy like a chandelier in your living room or the corridor. Installing a chandelier will require the removal of the current fixtures and then replacing with the chosen chandelier. You can make this modification by using the services of a certified electrician to undertake the process.

Installing new mirrors

You might want larger mirrors for your bedrooms and bathrooms. However, this can require some slight modifications whereby the current mirrors will be removed and new fixtures installed to hold up the mirrors. Using the existing fixtures can cause problems since they can be weak and fail to hold up the weight of the larger mirrors.

Picture hooks

People like putting up their pictures or various paintings on their walls. As such, when you move to a house that lacks the necessary hooks to put up such pictures, you can install them. Picture hooks are available at different retail stores and you can turn it into a DIY project. Avoid using hammers and excessive force which can cause some damage to the walls of the house.

When making these modifications, you must take note of each of them so that when you are leaving you ensure the house is reinstated to its initial state. Keep all the removed fixtures safely and mark them for easy identification when you want to put them back.